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Petition demands Trader Joe's change its
'racist' food packaging that uses 'harmful
stereotypes' such as 'Trader Ming's' and
'Trader José's'

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Posted By: Imright, 7/18/2020 9:36:19 AM

An online petition is calling on grocery store chain Trader Joe's to change the packaging and branding on some of its products amid claims it encourages racist stereotypes. The protesters have taken issue with branding on the chain's food products from different parts of the world which change the name in 'Trader Joe's' to a popular or common name from its country of origin.It sees products from China branded with 'Trader Ming's', products from Italy named 'Trader Giotto's' and those from Mexico named 'Trader José's'.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Thaddeus Kosciusko 7/18/2020 9:43:59 AM (No. 482422)
And what about all those people who aren’t named Joe? Or traders? They truly discriminate against those in other career fields and who don’t have such a common Euro-centric name. Shame!!!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: seamusm 7/18/2020 9:50:27 AM (No. 482430)
But without this labelling how will we know if its an egg roll or a tamale?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 7/18/2020 9:51:43 AM (No. 482431)
All those Hawaiian shirts are cultural appropriation.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0 7/18/2020 9:54:11 AM (No. 482435)
If in some alternate universe, any packaging idea was born that used Scots-Irish for branding, I would be so very peacock proud. My ethnicity finally recognized for the stalwart, baby factories and invention mills we used to be. [BTW: Our sons and those of Italians in America kept your minority behinds safe through two world wars and a couple of Asian skirmishes.] You're welcome.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: edgar 7/18/2020 9:56:04 AM (No. 482440)
Bring back the black and white labels that simply identify the contents of the package, "Green Beans" or "Tomatoes". Then we can paint all building a nice, cold gray and remove any signage that does not follow bureau directed standards. Then, open relations with Cuba and get our oil from Venezuela. Then, open gulags for anyone that resists the bureau. Sounds very negative and fatalistic, but remember when homosexuals only wanted your tolerance? Where are we now?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chuzzles 7/18/2020 10:00:14 AM (No. 482450)
I hope TJ's and their companion store Aldi's doesn't cave. I love the whole Trader Joe's environment and they sell very good product. Like liberals used to smart off at us with, 'If you don't like it, don't go there'. Same should apply to them.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: poster 7/18/2020 10:01:20 AM (No. 482456)
What kind of people try to control language? The same foul mouthed malcontents burning, looting and murdering.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: droopydog 7/18/2020 10:01:36 AM (No. 482457)
I think all asians and hispanic people should boycott the stores. It would make it easier for us privileged types to navigate the limited parking and crowded aisles that distinguish all Trader Joe's.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ho72 7/18/2020 10:03:00 AM (No. 482459)
I don't care. Remember when Freddie Prince and Richard Pryor announced that they were launching a laundry detergent called Spic 'n' Spook? Yeah, funny stuff but now they'd be cancelled.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 7/18/2020 10:07:02 AM (No. 482465)
Nazis poster 7, that's who!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: 68BattleofBealeVet 7/18/2020 10:19:29 AM (No. 482481)
Trader Joe's will fold faster than a Walmart lawn chair. -Superman on Laundry Day. (thanks to Jerry Seinfeld) -A banana republic. -A greased accordion. -A house of cards. -A cheap pocket knife. A Clinton book signing. -A ________________?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: BarryNo 7/18/2020 10:36:27 AM (No. 482504)
If you're offended, shop somewhere else.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: planetgeo 7/18/2020 10:46:20 AM (No. 482517)
Where can I git me one o' them Trader Teddy "Waitress Sandwiches"?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 7/18/2020 11:15:48 AM (No. 482571)
They spend all day, every day looking for something to hate. Leftism really is a serious mental disorder.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 7/18/2020 12:10:48 PM (No. 482676)
Let's see-- I'm not sure I understand their "logic"- Is it harmful to imagine that there may be somewhere in a fictional world, a Chinese trader named "Ming"? Is it harmful to imagine that somewhere in a fictional world, an Italian trader named "Giotto"? It is really sad that these people have so much hate in them, spending day after day, hour on hour searching for things to spew hate about. This is a mental illness, clearly. It's a beautiful country, and none of this is useful or helpful - all this leftist, racist hate just bubbling up everywhere.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/18/2020 1:35:57 PM (No. 482787)
Would you complain about, "Trader Giuseppe?" If not, pound sand.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: NorthernDog 7/18/2020 1:58:38 PM (No. 482827)
The complaints are pure gibberish. How can anyone take stuff like this seriously?: The common thread between all of these transgressions is the perpetuation of exoticism, the goal of which is not to appreciate other cultures, but to further other and distance them from the perceived normal.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: slsusnr 7/18/2020 2:07:41 PM (No. 482834)
Is this ridiculous bull excrement going on elsewhere? Great Britain, France, Italy, Australia, Canada? I don't know, and I'm curious. Reading 1984 again after many years.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bohallx 7/18/2020 2:55:36 PM (No. 482876)
Just more socialist/fascist racist pigs who want to make Chinese and Mexicans disappear from our memories ~ as they most certainly will if "they" ~ the Socialist roaders ~ ever get in charge! I do shop at Trader Joe's and I will pull a GOYA express on the Leftwing lunatics by buying up a bunch of Ming and Jose labeled special products. I will not buy substitutes. When Land O'Lakes took the Indian maiden off the box, I dropped Land O'Lakes ~ we treat it like poisoned food now ~ just not fit for man nor beast!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 7/18/2020 5:43:34 PM (No. 483034)
The killjoy society strikes again. There is nothing racist about selling Italian products with the name Trader Giotto’s. For one, Italian is not a race. For another it is not a judgement or mistreatment of another group. If you saw some of the products sold in Asia that are based on stereotypes of Americans, you would be shocked. But then you would bust out laughing, because it’s not harmful in any way. And you would go one with your life.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: SALady 7/19/2020 2:30:30 AM (No. 483310)
And in related news, there will be absolutely no change in Lucky the Leprechaun being the brand model for Lucky Charms, or Chef Boyardee being the brand model for their products. That is because the Irish and Italians have a sense of humor and aren't a bunch of panty-wasted snowflake crybabies!!!! The Mexicans and Chinese need to tell these lie-beral whiners to back off!!!!!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Ribicon 7/19/2020 3:33:01 PM (No. 483928)
Diversity means everything has to be the same. What a world.
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